Physically distanced Muslim pilgrims pray near the Mountain of Mercy in Arafat during the annual Hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on July 30, 2020

Official sources in the Ministry of Awqaf said the number of Kuwaiti pilgrims as per the quota to be determined by the Saudi authorities will decrease after the Kingdom announced it will allow only one million to perform the rituals.

The sources told Al-Qabas: “We are waiting for a letter from the Saudi authorities represented by the Ministry of Hajj to determine the number of pilgrims.”

On a related level, the sources confirmed that the Ministry of Awqaf did not receive any response regarding enabling the bedoun to perform Umrah, and neither rejection nor approval.

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